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C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) live position and data

This page shows Comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) location and other relevant astronomical data in real time. The celestial coordinates, magnitude, distances and speed are updated in real time and are computed using high quality data sets provided by the JPL Horizons ephemeris service (see acknowledgements for details). The sky map shown below represents a rectangular portion of the sky 60x40 arcminutes wide. By comparison the diameter of the full Moon is about 30 arcmins, so the full horizontal extent of the map is approximately 2 full Moons wide. Depending on the device you are using, the map can be dragged horizondally or vertically using the mouse or touchscreen. The deep sky image in the background is provided by the Digitized Sky Survey (acknowledgements).

Current close conjunctions

List of bright objects (stars brighter than magnitude 9.0 and galaxies brighter than magmitude 14.0) close to Comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) (less than 1.5 degrees):

TypeNameMagnitudeArDec
StarHIP 77185015h 45m 39s-02° 15’ 40”
StarHIP 773356.916415h 47m 17s-00° 16’ 11”
StarHIP 778268.181815h 53m 29s-01° 56’ 59”
StarHIP 774586.687215h 48m 52s-01° 00’ 04”
StarHIP 777288.481215h 52m 12s-02° 16’ 42”
StarHIP 773328.058415h 47m 16s-02° 37’ 01”
StarHIP 774678.567815h 48m 59s+00° 12’ 36”
StarHIP 777518.424615h 52m 34s-01° 19’ 48”
StarHIP 772348.872415h 46m 11s-01° 34’ 09”
StarHIP 774398.60315h 48m 29s-02° 10’ 03”
StarHIP 772275.387215h 46m 05s-01° 48’ 14”
StarHIP 777497.78515h 52m 33s-01° 54’ 22”
StarHIP 774788.054415h 49m 11s-01° 59’ 16”
StarHIP 773487.991615h 47m 24s-01° 03’ 48”
StarHIP 777527.940415h 52m 35s-01° 01’ 52”

Additional resources

Additional Resources about Comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS)

Astronomy databases

This online sky chart is created using the following astronomy databases and services:

  1. The Digitized Sky Survey, a photographic survey of the whole sky created using images from different telescopes, including the Oschin Schmidt Telescope on Palomar Mountain
  2. The Hipparcos Star Catalogue, containing more than 100.000 bright stars
  3. The PGC 2003 Catalogue, containing information about 1 million galaxies
  4. The GSC 2.3 Catalogue, containing information about more than 2 billion stars and galaxies
Please see the acknowledgements section.

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